Penalty and Liquidated Damages Case Outcomes

The table below contains a list of cases handled by our customs law firm. The “noticed amount” column identifies the initial dollar amount demanded for payment made by customs and the “mitigated amount” column identifies the reduced dollar penalty or damage amount we were able to obtain once we filed a petition for remission or mitigation.

As you can see, we have been able successfully obtain a $0 penalty, which is extraordinary relief, and when not possible, we are still able to obtain substantial reductions that save clients money.

If you are looking for our results in customs currency seizure cases that page is viewable here.

Total Number of Penalty Cases: 65
FP&F CASE NO.  NOTICED AMOUNT  MITIGATED AMOUNT BASIS FOR PENALTY/DAMAGES
2020-4909-200085-01  $4,905.12  Pending 19 USC 1526
2020-4909-200084-01  $             2,316.84  Pending 19 USC 1526
2020-4909-200083-01  $             4,540.05  Pending 19 USC 1526
2020-3802-2300021-01  $          69,891.00  $        6,989.10 1595a(b), 19 CFR 12.80
2020-3195-3000390-01  $        292,760.00  Pending 19 USC 1526(e)
2020-3009-3000006-01  $             5,000.00  $            100.00 19 USC 1436
2020-3001-300028-01  $          84,309.00  $        6,634.00 21 USC 863
2020-2403-000042-01  $          16,916.00  $        1,100.00 19 USC 1497
2020-1901-300011-01  $          10,082.00  Pending 19 USC 1526(e)
2020-1901-300007-01  $          21,558.00  Pending 19 USC 1526(e)
2019-4909-300216-01  $             5,819.00  Pending 19 USC 1595a
2019-4909-300215-01  $             6,137.00  Pending 19 USC 1595a
2019-4909-300210-01  $                456.00  Pending 19 USC 1595a
2019-4909-300209-01  $                824.00  Pending 19 USC 1595a
2019-4909-300208-01  $             5,624.00  Pending 19 USC 1595a
2019-4909-300207-01  $             4,268.00  Pending 19 USC 1595a
2019-4909-300206-01  $             3,947.00  Pending 19 USC 1595a
2019-4909-300205-01  $          29,298.00  Pending 19 USC 1595a
2019-4909-300204-01  $          29,304.00  Pending 19 USC 1595a
2019-4909-300203-01  $             2,878.00  Pending 19 USC 1595a
2019-4909-300202-01  $             6,000.00  Pending 19 USC 1595a
2019-3801-300237-01  $          48,529.00  $            970.58 7 CFR 319.40-3
2019-3801-300089-01  $          40,587.00  $        4,058.00 1595(a), 7 CFR 319.40-3
2019-1901-300008-01  $          91,000.00  $        9,100.00 19 USC 1526
2019-1601-300046-01  $          13,923.00  $            139.23 1595(a), & CFR 319.40-3
2019-1401-200707-01  $             5,000.00  $        1,000.00 19 CFR 149.2(b), 19 CFR 133.62(j)
2018-3801-300241-01  $          14,300.00  $            594.00 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 853
2018-3801-300163-01  $          13,640.00  $            119.96 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 863
2018-3801-300162-01  $          10,000.00  $        1,225.00 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 863
2018-3801-300156-01  $          45,925.00  $        3,902.40 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 863
2018-3801-300155-01  $        3,961.80 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 863
2018-3801-300153-01  $             6,000.00  $        3,961.80 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 863
2018-3801-300152-01  $          11,820.00  $        3,961.80 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 863
2018-3801-300151-01  $             6,600.00  $        1,056.00 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 863
2018-3801-300150-01  $          20,000.00  $            988.00 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 863
2018-3801-300149-01  $             7,500.00  $        1,615.20 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 863
2018-3801-300148-01  $             6,300.00  $        1,615.20 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 863
2018-3801-3000379-01  $          21,000.00  $            380.00 19 USC 1526
2018-3801-300031-01  $          10,000.00  $            500.00 15 CFR 30.6, 30.71, 13 USC 305
2018-3801-3000302-01  $             6,300.00  $            380.00 19 USC 1526
2018-3801-3000301-01  $          10,250.00  $            320.00 19 USC 1526
2018-3801-3000242-01  $          65,000.00  $        6,000.00 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 863
2018-3403-300248-01  $          10,000.00  $                     – 15 CFR 30.6, 30.71, 13 USC 305
2018-3403-300241-01  $          10,000.00  $                     – 15 CFR 30.6, 30.71, 13 USC 305
2018-3401-300083-01  $          10,000.00  $                     – 15 CFR 30.6, 30.71, 13 USC 305
2018-2608-300011-01  $             9,214.00  $        2,764.00 1595(a), 7 CFR 319.40-3
2018-2608-300009-01  $             6,300.00  $        1,860.00 1595(a), 7 CFR 319.40-3
2017-3901-300173-01  $          10,000.00  $            750.00 15 CFR 30.6, 30.71, 13 USC 304
2017-3901-300172-01  $          10,000.00  $            750.00 15 CFR 30.2
2017-3901-300140-01  $          10,000.00  $            750.00 15 CFR 30.6, 30.71, 13 USC 304
2017-1601-200054-01  $          50,000.00  $            500.00 15 CFR 30.6, 30.71, 13 USC 305
2016-3801-200964-01  $          50,000.00  $            141.00 19 CR 113.62(B)
2016-3801-200056-01  $          50,000.00  Cancelled 19 CFR 113.62
2015-3801-300002-01  $          20,340.00  $        2,340.00 19 USC 1595a(b), 21 USC 863
2014-3801-300023-01  $          11,500.00  $                     – 19 USC 1526(e), 19 CFR 133.21
2014-3801-300022-01  $          12,060.00  $                     – 19 USC 1526(e), 19 CFR 133.21
2013-3803-300092-01  $        125,000.00  $            750.00 19 USC 1595(a), 1488, 18 USC 1001
2013-3801-300066-01  $          14,843.00  $                     – 1595(a), 7 CFR 319.40-3
2013-3801-300065-01  $          20,304.00  $                     – 1595(a), 7 CFR 319.40-3
2013-3801-300064-01  $          19,016.00  $                     – 1595(a), 7 CFR 319.40-3
2013-3801-300063-01  $          18,581.00  $                     – 1595(a), 7 CFR 319.40-3
2013-3801-300062-01  $          32,935.00  $                     – 1595(a), 7 CFR 319.40-3
2013-3801-300020-01  $          18,624.00  $                     – 1595(a), 7 CFR 319.40-3
2011-3801-000285-01  $        293,652.55  $      29,365.25 19 USC 1497, 18 USC 545
2011-2704-300670-01  $          10,000.00  $            500.00 15 CFR 30.6
Case Results for Penalty and/or Liquidated Damages in Court
Case No. Court Original Amount Result Type Basis for Penalty/Damages
14-11833 U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan $146,815.99 $15,000 Settlement 19 USC 1526(e)
12-237 U.S. Court of International Trade $256,669.06 n/a (court permitted withdrawal) Slip Op 16-70
37 Int'l Trade Rep. (BNA) 1659
2015 Ct. Intl. Trade LEXIS 71
Ct. Int'l Trade No. 2015-70
19 USC 1592

The facts and circumstances of your customs penalty or liquidated damages case may differ from the facts and circumstances of these cases. The results discussed are not necessarily representative of the  range of possible results for any particular case. Each case is different and must be evaluated and handled on its own merit.

Last updated: June 16, 2020 at 16:55 pm